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Faith-based colleges take stand against an LGBT rights bill




Students walking on the campus of Azuza Pacific University in Azuza.
Students walking on the campus of Azuza Pacific University in Azuza.
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Faith-based colleges could be put to the test under a proposed bill in the California legislature.

Senate bill 1146 would protect LGBT students on college campuses from discrimination.

"California has established strong protections for the LGBTQ community," said author Sen. Ricardo Lara, "and private universities should not be able to use faith as an excuse to discriminate and avoid complying with state laws. No university should have a license to discriminate."

But several colleges with religious affiliations have come out against the measure, saying the law would undermine the religious teachings that are at the heart of their campuses

Take Two talks with President Jon Wallace of Azuza Pacific University to understand his opposition.